Ryosuke Hayashi
CEO and Managing Director

Ryosuke is the CEO and Managing Director of SBI Ven Capital, the regional headquarter for SBI’s overseas business covering South East Asia and South Asia. He has been with the SBI Group since 2009 and has been engaged in private equity investments in South East Asia region since 2012. Ryosuke brings 20 years of experience and expertise in private and public equity investments, digital media, financial service business, and entrepreneurship.

At SBI, he is in charge of over multiple companies primarily in digital and fintech space, including companies such as Sendo from Vietnam, Jirnexu from Malaysia, and Mfine from India. He has also held directorships in various licensed financial service entities such as banking, securities brokerage, asset management and international remittance business in multiple countries across Asia and Europe.

Before SBI, Ryosuke launched and managed the Wall Street Journal Japanese language edition as the Managing Director of Wall Street Journal Japan. He was also part of the founding member of Dot Commodity, Inc., which was Japan’s largest online commodities brokerage platform at one time. He started his career in Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency and moved to a Japanese hedge fund before receiving his MBA.

Ryosuke holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo.

PAUL LIM
Managing Director

Paul has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and, prior to SBI Ven Capital, was the President Commissioner of BNI Securities and has held various positions with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Salomon Smith Barney and Bankers Trust.

Paul was the President Director and Head of Investment Banking for Salomon Smith Barney Indonesia.

Before that, he held the position of Head of Debt Capital Market for South East Asia in Salomon Smith Barney. His last position in Bankers Trust was President Director and Country Manager of Bankers Trust Indonesia running its investment banking activities.

Paul is an Independent Director of various companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange including China Everbright Water Limited and Golden Energy and Resources Limited. From 2010 to 2011, Paul was the Interim Acting CEO of Bio-Treat Technology Limited, a China-based waste-water treatment company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He successfully restructured and settled its liabilities, reorganized the operations of the company and raised new capital through strategic investors in 2011.

Paul has an MBA degree and Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

ALICE MAK
Deputy Director

Alice has about 10 years of experience in venture capital, fund management and startup management. Alice started her investment career with OWW Capital (formerly known as OCBC, Wearnes and Walden), where she was responsible for deal sourcing, investment management, working with portfolio companies and investor relation.

Prior to joining SBI, Alice was with ICHX Tech Ptd. Ltd (iStox), a capital market platform built by blockchain-based infrastructure, backed by SGX and Helconia Capital.  Her last position with the company was Chief Operating Officer (COO). In that role, Alice built iSTOX business and operation model from scratch and successfully completed Angel and Seed Financing round for the company.

Alice holds an MBA from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and MSc from University of St.Gallen (Switzerland).

Alice is fluent in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.

zach tan
Senior Vice President

Zach has over 11 years of experience in venture capital, partnerships and business development across technology start-ups and enterprise. Before joining SBI Ven Capital, Zach was Vice President of Business Development Asia for Secondmind.ai, a UK firm providing advanced analytics and AI technologies for the supply chain and financial portfolio management industries among others. Prior to that, Zach spent 7 years with Infocomm Investments, a Singapore government-backed venture firm that invests in start-ups ($200m fund) and helps build tech ecosystems in Singapore, Europe and the US. His last position was Director of London office, where he led the firm’s expansion to Europe, and was in charge of all venture capital and business activities in the region. Zach began his career at IBM Singapore as an Advisory Tech Professional for a large energy sector account.

Zach has a Master (Dipl. Ing.) and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. He was also a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Zach is fluent in English, Chinese and German.

Xinle Su
Investment Manager

Prior to joining SBI, Xinle was previously based in Japan with Corporate Development at SoftBank. While at SoftBank she experienced secondment to a joint venture with DiDi ChuXing, the Chinese ridesharing unicorn, to expand DiDi’s foray into Japan. At the joint venture she covered a wide spectrum of start-up finance duties, ranging from fundraising and investor reporting to budgeting and forecasting. She started her career in the Japanese automotive industry, engaging in corporate planning to commercialize connected cars.

Xinle holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tokyo and is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Malavika tandon
Associate

Malavika is a recent graduate from the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Business Administration specialising in Finance. As part of the investment team, she is involved in deal evaluation and execution as well as working with portfolio companies. Her areas of interest include the technology and finance industries in Southeast Asia and South Asia.